For less than RM10, passengers can fly from Australia to Malaysia come early September when low-cost carriers AirAsia X and Jetstar begin their separate operations.
AirAsia X, the country’s first long-haul budget airline, is expected to start its first flight between here and an Australian east-coast city on Sept 8. Richard Branson has just took a stake in FAX recently.
Insiders said the Malaysian Airline is expected to start its promotional one-way fare at RM9.90.
A day later on Sept 9, Jetstar - the low-cost subsidiary of Qantas - will start its operations from here to Sydney.
For starters, Jetstar is offering fares from RM88 for one-way travel in September and February. This does not include taxes and surcharges, which come to a total of RM409.50.